The Bernsteins are the ones hosting this tournament! To not see them here is outrageous!
Since they're hosting the tournament, I'm sure we'll see them in the story at least, in endings and whatnot, even if they're not playable. That said, it'd be cool if Adelheid is a boss, and if he's playable too.
Another Ash will come out of the mirror as dark ash!!
That just sounds cool, like some horror movie stuff, Candyman or something.
Now Rugal, personally I want him to stay dead, just because now we have his kids carrying on his legacy, it's cool storywise. I know gameplay is the main thing over story, but I always find it cheesy how M. Bison explodes yet is back game after game.
I like how sometimes SNK does kill off characters for good, it's ballsy.